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US identifies, charges teen accused of Jewish threats

FLORIDA: An Israeli-American teenager accused of making dozens of bomb threats to Jewish community centers was identified for the first time on Friday in separate criminal complaints filed in US…

Syria evacuees on move again after 48-hour delay

RASHIDIN, Syria: Hundreds of frightened Syrian evacuees were on the move again yesterday after being blocked for 48 hours at a transit point where a bomber killed dozens of their…

Scared Syrian evacuees stuck at site of deadly bombing

Evacuees forced to spend the night in buses RASHIDIN, Syria: Hundreds of frightened Syrians being evacuated from besieged towns were stuck yesterday at a rebel-held transit point where more than…

US weighs more military aid for Saudis over Yemen war

Mattis says US wants ‘strong’ Saudi Arabia, warns of Yemen ‘Hezbollah’ RIYADH: The United States is considering ways to boost military support for the Saudi-led fight against Iran-backed rebels in…

In Mosul, snipers tracking jihadists around the clock

MOSULL A few hundred meters from an iconic mosque in west Mosul, Iraqi sniper Salah Al-Zuheiri has his eye glued to his scope as he searches for Islamic State group…

US-led coalition Syria strikes kill 20 civilians

BEIRUT: Air strikes by the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group killed 20 civilians in Syria’s eastern Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said yesterday. The Syrian Observatory for Human…

Exiled Bahraini cleric points to Iran’s widening influence

US puts Sanadi on proscribed ‘terrorist’ list MANAMA: At a wake in Iran’s holy city of Qom in February, a small group of Bahraini emigres and clerics mourned a young…

Erdogan’s new powers become reality

Trump Turkey President; Opponents seek to annul vote ANKARA: Turkey’s main opposition began a battle yesterday to annul a referendum handing President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers, while the bar…

Erdogan slams criticism of Turkish referendum

Amir congratulates president ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday angrily rejected criticism by international monitors of a referendum granting him extra powers that was disputed by the opposition and…

Layoffs, ‘digital transformation’ at The National

DUBAI: A state-backed newspaper in the United Arab Emirates that was bought by an Emirati who oversees the English football club Manchester City is undergoing layoffs, those with knowledge of…

Iraq’s forces fight door-to-door as battles enters seventh month

Drones used to direct air strikes on militants MOSUL: Iraqi forces gained fresh ground in door-to-door fighting in the Old City of Mosul, a military spokesman said yesterday, as the…

Over 120 Syrians killed in bus bombing during swap

For evacuees, bus bombing a tragic end to tragic deal BEIRUT: Mothers Noha, a Shiite, and Samira, a Sunni, were besieged for nearly two years on each side of Syria’s…

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